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An Introduction to Effective Project Management

Course Details

Name An Introduction to Effective Project Management
DescriptionThis highly practical introductory course provides you with all the essential skills, tools and techniques that you''ll need to support you in your project management role. The course concentrates on the practical techniques that you can apply directly back to the workplace.This course is focused on exploring the fundamental principles of successful project management and incorporates a number of easy to apply, effective tools and techniques that, when applied in the workplace, will allow the attendees to become more confident and competent in managing a project.The terminology and principles used throughout this course are designed to reflect the current syllabus for APMP qualification.
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492156

Overview

This highly practical introductory course provides you with all the essential skills, tools and techniques that you'll need to support you in your project management role. The course concentrates on the practical techniques that you can apply directly to your own workplace.

Throughout the two days a case study is used to provide delegates with the opportunity to apply key project management tools and techniques discussed.

This course is focused on exploring the fundamental principles of successful project management and incorporates a number of easy to apply, effective tools and techniques that, when applied in the workplace, will allow the attendees to become more confident and competent in managing a project. A number of easy to use checklists are also included.

The terminology and principles used throughout this course are designed to reflect the current syllabus for the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ).

Suitable for individuals who are:

  • New to the role of project manager and/or lack any formal training in the discipline of project management.
  • Looking to adopt a project approach to managing work or are setting up a project support office.
  • On the first steps of achieving PMQ accreditation.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Recognise when it is appropriate to adopt a ‘project’ approach to managing your workload.
  • Apply a simple lifecycle to a project to break it into easy to manage stages.
  • Clearly define your projects to provide real clarity in terms of project scope, roles and responsibilities, and other key factors.
  • Confidently plan, organise and document a project by using a wide variety of tools that add value to the project management process.
  • Become more effective in monitoring and controlling the project work, change requests and resourcing pressures by using best practice processes and techniques.
  • Understand what lessons can be learnt from managing work using a project approach.
  • Tailor your approach to projects of varying size and complexity.

Pre-Requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this course

Course Content

What Is a Project?

  • Defining what we mean by project working and how it differs from the day job
  • Determining the approach (Waterfall or Agile) to managing projects – the project lifecycle. Please note: the body of the course is based on the waterfall approach
  • Understanding why projects fail - what to watch out for

Defining a Project

  • Understanding the role of the project manager and other key stakeholders
  • Appreciate the importance of teamwork within the project
  • How to clearly define a project
  • Setting and agreeing objectives, scope and constraints
  • Understanding what questions to ask
  • Recognising the need for project governance
  • Simple risk management tools and techniques available to avoid surprises

Planning a Project

  • Exploring the range of tools and techniques used in planning a project including work breakdown structures, Gantt charts, network diagrams and critical path analysis
  • Determine the key project documentation and data display methods used on a project
  • Scheduling techniques to maximise limited resources
  • How to make time and cost estimates more credible and realistic
  • How to plan for identified risks
  • Defining and delivering against agreed quality expectations
  • Recognise the need for a change management process and version control in a project

Implementing a Project

  • Exploring  the range of key tools and techniques used  to monitor and control a project
  • What impact will changes have on the project?
  • Determine corrective actions to ensure the project remains on track
  • How to communicate the status of a project more effectively

Closing and Reviewing a Project

  • Understanding the need for a controlled close to a project
  • Measuring what actually happened against the plan
  • Learning lessons - both positive and negative
  • Closing down and moving on

London - Grosvenor Place SW1

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Situated on Grosvenor Place, in the heart of London, our training spaces are fully equipped and spacious. 

We have spent considerable time researching what makes for the most rewarding learning experience and it shows in our facility: 

  • high definition AV with multiple points of display
  • ‘personalised desks’ that are moveable & height-adjustable
  • ‘fun zones’ with kinaesthetic learning toys
  • tablet-led or BYOD (bring your own device) supported course designs
  • continual refreshments & catering services
  • complimentary high-speed WiFi access
  • easily configurable room layouts, suitable for any learning or networking event

Plus, our state-of-the-art venue is easily accessible from mainline rail stations, with Victoria and Hyde Park Corner underground stations only a few minutes' walk away

Location:

13 Grosvenor Place
Hyde Park
London
SW1X 7HH

 

Directions:


The building is situated on the west side of Grosvenor Place, close to the junction of Chapel Street. Victoria BR mainline station is a short walk away, providing good access to the south east and Gatwick Airport. Opposite Victoria BR mainline station
is the Tube that serves the Circle, District and Victoria lines. Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly Line) is the closest Tube station.
TFL buses go in both directions and the following services have stops close to 13 Grosvenor Place: 2, 8, 16, 36, 38, 52, 73, 82, 148 and 436. The closest car park to Grosvenor Place is situated at Hyde Park Corner or alternatively there is another
car park situated at Wilton Place.

For security and safety reasons, please ensure you check in immediately on arrival

Heathrow Airport: 16 miles
Gatwick Airport: 28 miles
Stansted Airport: 40 miles
London City Airport: 10 miles
Waterloo Mainline Station:2.5miles
Paddington Station: 2 miles
Victoria Bus/Train Station: 1 mile
Charing Cross Mainline Station:1.5 miles
Euston Mainline Station: 3 miles
Kings Cross Mainline Station:3.5 miles

There are no exams with this course

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